Firmly adherent, easily washable
Thanks to the specially developed adhesive 62P, these labels fulfil two conflicting requirements particularly well: they adhere securely in a cool, humid environment and can be washed off again later without leaving any residue. "We recommend labels with HERMA adhesive materials because our test showed that they completely peel off in our washing process. This eliminates the need for additional cleaning work and our customers receive trays that are free of foreign labels," explains Thomas Albrecht, VP Service Center Operations at IFCO. "This is particularly important because heavily bonded trays either require complex treatment or must be sorted out."
Safe and hygienicIFCO's customers include farmers and food producers from over 50 countries. IFCO offers sustainable reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for the safe and hygienic transport of their products, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, bananas, meat, fish, seafood, eggs and bakery products. RPCs are awarded to customers who load their food into the crates while still in the field and transport it to the customer. After the products are processed, the RPCs are returned to IFCO, where they are thoroughly cleaned in the washing plant and then reused. To ensure that the reusable boxes are labelled appropriately, IFCO recommends that its customers choose from a range of adhesive materials for the labels, which are subject to strict criteria. Strong adhesion is required because the crates are exposed to demanding climatic conditions - for example, when loading in the field in a cold and humid environment. At the same time, the labels must be easily removable during the washing process and must not leave any residue. HERMA has combined the solution to these two requirements in pressure-sensitive adhesive 62P, which was developed specifically for this purpose in the company's own laboratory.